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it cost the nation? in 1867, when the united states purchased the territory of alaska from russia, the acquisition was derided as wasted money. a century later, after two gold rushes, alaska braced for another. the new gold was oil. millions of barrels lay beneath the permafrost. during the 1970s, when the skyrocketing price of foreign oil threatened to devastate the american economy, alaskan oil seemed to promise hope for american energy independence. then along came 1979. revolutionary shock waves spread through islamic nations. iran cut off petroleum exports to the united states. america felt it was held hostage by dependence on foreign oil. as the price of a gallon of gas passed a dollar, congress debated closing off 100 million alaskan acres to mineral exploitation. the bill would double our national park system. alaska congressman don young was outraged. how selfish and ridiculous can we be when we think we can live within ourselves? we have billions of people in asia alone, south america is suffering from starvation, and we're going to set aside 175 million acres of land fo
. not for the president. >> bill: i will tell you about my trip to it alaska. stay right there, rove. last week it was spectacular. and it was even danger involved. but coming next, president obama's vacation a little less stressful in alaska. we will take you live to march that's vineyard where the party has begun. the factor returns in just a few moments. test >>> president obama on vacation in martha's vineyard. an affluent island off the coast of massachusetts. this is the fourth year the president stayed in a private home on the island. the first first lady, the two daughters and the family dog bo will all make the trip. and joining us now from the island of the swells, fox news white house correspondent. now, i've went going to martha's vineyard forever. i went there when it was like poor people on the island. now they've thrown them all out. the real estate is unbelievable. when president obama first started going, remember, president clinton went up there as well. the reason they go is because a lot of democratic fund-raisers, big dems up there. they stay for free. so that's why the pre
's talk about fairbanks, alaska. one of the coldest places there is. yesterday's high temp was 80 degrees. and the other temperatures there are current temperatures. but 80 in fairbanks yesterday. we'll do it again today. it's 59 currently. the reason this is important is the most 80-degree days ever in one year in fairbanks was 30. well, yesterday was 29. and today, they are expecting the temperatures with clear skies to be pretty much even warmer. up to 84. this will break the record, tie the record for the most 80-degree days in the summer season in fairbanks. that's how hot it's been in interior sections of alaska. they'll easily probably shatter that record. there is heat somewhere. also hot in the desert southwest and continues that way yesterday. we have pretty much clear skies in many areas of nevada and california. that upper area still bringing showers through interior sections of idaho. boise is missing out on most of those showers toward bakers city and areas of washington state. dry in most areas. that interior sections of alaska, the temperatures, very impressive this summ s
alaska update. the summer has been incredibly warm. we've been saying that the last couple weeks. starting off in the 50s in alaska. can we add another 80-degree day to fairbanks records? we can. the incredible stretch continues, but signs of colder stuff making its way into northern alaska. not much problems in the west. >>> warmer in alaska than it is in san francisco? >> san francisco's too close to the cold waters. that happens a lot actually in the summer. >> thank you, bill. >>> in entertainment news, "sons of anarchy" is the latest pop culture phenomenon to get parodied by "sesame street." sons of poetry. >>> she is no diva. superstar beyonce has posted instagram photos of her riding her bicycle across the brooklyn bridge. >> she's one of us. >> she is, just like us. stars are just like us. riding all the way to the barclays center for her monday nights performance. >>> sylvester stallone tweeted excitement about casting and the departure of bruce willis. >> i like bruce willis. >> listen to this, followed up with a slight jab to willis, apparently directed at his former c
not a shark-nado but a fire-nado that has people talking in alaska. we'll show it to you coming up. >> more trouble as out of control wildfires continue burning throughout the west. i'm robert gray. >> locally rain showers startina your morning. it's a warm and humid day and afternoon storms. sto i'll have the details on your weather forecast. julie has a couple days off.f jeff knewman is in. he has your traffic report after the break. >> welcome back. 4:44 right now. rig look at the moon. it was the blue moon we were tack begun about yesterday. is it still considered a blue moon? >> i think it's a blewish moon. >> all right. take a look at this now. n this incredible video it's an upclose look at a fire tornadodo in alaska. wow. it was capture by a firefighter for the safe division of forestry. they say it happens when hot air rises quickly. alaska is experiencing an e usually hot summer and active wildfire season. that's alaska again. it's amazing. i don't know if i've seen orr heard anything like that before. >> didn't we talk about that before. >> it's not really a tornado. it's caused
you about my trip to it alaska. stay right there, rove. last week it was spectacular. and it was even danger involved. but coming next, president obama's vacation a little less stressful in alaska. we will take you live to march that's vineyard where the party has begun. the factor returns in just a few moments. [ male announcer ] if you suffer from a dry mouth then you'll know how uncomfortable it can be. [ crickets chirping ] but did you know that the lack of saliva can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath? [ exhales deeply ] [ male announcer ] well there is biotene. specially formulated with moisturizers and lubricants, biotene can provide soothing relief and it helps keep your mouth healthy, too. [ applause ] biotene -- for people who suffer from dry mouth. biotene -- ♪ (woman) this place has got really good chocolate shakes. (growls) (man) that's a good look for you. (woman) that was fun. (man) yeah. (man) let me help you out with the.. (woman)...oh no, i got it. (man) you sure? (woman) just pop the trunk. (man vo) i may not know where the road will lead, but... i'm sure my
. coming up next, what is the market price of fresh alaska salmon? apparent it's 3,000 tons of gold. we'll explain that next. this is "the war room." stick around. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. ♪ >> david: everyone has probably heard about the keystone pipeline, but not as many people know about the pebble mine. this is footage of brooks fall near the proposed pebble mine site. it is home to the largest sockeye salmon run. salmon fishing in the watershed prov
>>> good morning, america. this morning, wildfires raging out west. and as far north as alaska. the out of control walls of flames and smoke forcing evacuations and threatening homes, including those of the rich and famous. this morning, we are in the dangers zone. >>> diana's death. 16 years after the princess died tragically in a car accident, could there be new information about her death? what scotland yard is saying about new conspiracy claims. >>> on the attack. going on the hunt and attacking people, but why now? the frightening bear aggression on the rising with forcing one mauling victim's dramatic rescue from the alaska wilderness. >>> and toy story, the little boy who couldn't win the prize inside the claw machine crawls in instead. >> don't move. >> how did he get in there? and what his mom did to him when he finally got out. >>> from abc news live from new york, this is "good morning america" with dan harris and bianna golodryga. >> that mom was not a happy camper in that shot. but the boy seemed to be having fun. good morning, america, dan harris is on assignment,
rate programs across the united states. we have a call from ireland and alaska which begs the question how can you be homeless in alaska? but there are. if i were brought to a conference for the police, we'd have a very different point of view. if i was at a conference for the district attorney we mi
. and there are serial neeb rate programs across the united states. we have a call from ireland and alaska which begs the question how can you be homeless in alaska? but there are. if i were brought to a conference for the police, we'd have a very different point of view. if i was at a conference for the district attorney we might have a different point of view . the nice thing about this program is we are going to have a job. the police are going to arrest these. the attorneys are going to prosecute their cases and the public defenders is going to defend their client and everybody gets to do their job. they are going to do it legally, ethically, but we ask more that they do it morally. so, if i'm walking down the street and i'm pulling my dog's chain or i leave my dog outside in the cold and i don't feed it and it has health problems or i kick it and make fun of it and treat it harshly, you can arrest me. but i can do that to a person and you think it's okay. i don't think it's okay. jeff got me on the phone and said i want to know more about the program and i talked to him and said this is how it
very impressive. also 67 in anchorage. so it wasn't everywhere. interior alaska has been very high. juneau around 75. fairbanks yesterday, 31 80-plus degree days this summer. breaks the record. also 13th day 85 or above in fairbanks. that also breaks your record. >> what about today? >> 62 right now. interior alaska going up to 84 once again in fairbanks. so they'll add to the record-breaking summer. also as far as the rest of the west goes, yesterday was very warm in the desert. texas was hot. salt lake was hot. we just got hdone with one of or hottest. a little rain left over in northern portions of idaho. that's about it. a few sprinkles today in seattle. that's a lookbe cooler because of the clouds. weekend forecast coming up. >> coming up. get ready to get out there for some of you folks in the west. >>> coming up, a rare eruption in yellowstone to tell you about. plus, anthony weiner opening up just a bit about his alter ego. >>> welcome back to "early today." >>> according to secretary of state john kerry, the u.s. is hoping to end drone strikes in pakistan in the near futur
, american and alaska. we are waiting to hear back from american and alaska about their problem. >>> coming up the tricky thing some bay area detectives are doing to put away the bad guys. >>> $22,000 a year for preschool? we will show you what bay area parents are really getting for that money. >> would you eat beef grown in a lab? reviews are in for the world's first ever test tube burger. >> you would thing it has been chilly over the past week or week and a half highs only in the 50s, 60s and 70s well below normal and it gets colder which felt day will be the chilliest next ,,,, hi. welcome to toyota. i'm jan. i want to get my future son-in-law a dependable tundra before they're gone. good timing. during our once-a-year clearance event, we have a great selection, but they're going fast. told him how important it is to be dependable, how a buddy of mine let me down once. once. [ chuckles ] [ chuckles ] [ male announcer ] toyota's nationwide clearance event is on. right now, get 0% apr financing on a rugged 2013 tundra. get your toyota today, before they're gone. toyota. let's go places.
. american, alaska, jet blue and virgin america were affected. the outage started just after 830 last night. 50 with alaska airlines. all computer systems were restored by 11:00 p.m. . >> the white shirt, memo went out. >> red kind of compliments. one of the primary colors. >> how's it going? >> we look like one of those fancy cup cakes. the most accurate forecast you can do is a forecast of persistence. that is whatever happened yesterday is going to happen today. seriously. that's what we're going to do. nothing is ever going to change. we have fog and low clouds and the drizzle. the temperatures this morning is starting out in the 50s. 54 at concord. 55 in oakland and 54 in san francisco. 58 in san jose and santa rosa 52. about where we were yesterday and this looks the same as well. fog and low clouds have packed in through the coastal valleys and spilling into the 680 corridor this morning. and we continue cool. numbers as much as 13 degrees above average. santa rosa around 82. we'll manage only 70 today. 13 degrees below average. we're going to continue with the cool regime. if you kn
. but again, more miss than hit. >>> we have been keeping track of fairbanks, alaska, and how many 80-degree days they've had. >> how hot is it? >> i'll let you know if they hit 80 again today coming up. >>> jackie robinson defaced. >>> plus, the ft. hood shooter working toward his own execution. >>> also, the best and worst performing small cars when it comes to the crash test. "early today" is back in two. >>> welcome back. here some are stories making news. the house in cleveland where ariel castro held three women captive for more than ten years was demolished wednesday. this time lapse video shows workers tearing down the house of horrors. even google did their part by wiping the house off their virtual map. >>> police continue their search for the two california children who have been missing since sunday. amber alerts have been issued in both oregon and washington as authorities widen the search for james lee dimaggio. he's the man suspected of abducting the children after killing their mother. dimaggio is believed to be heading toward the canadian border in a blue 2013 nissan versa.
of the summer, we talked about how warm and beautiful it was in alaska. especially central alaska. today it looks like not the case. temperatures have come down in the 60s in fairbanks. 61 in anchorage and a chance of rain out there today. no such luck in areas of the west where once again it's going to be very hot. could be a few monsoonal afternoon storms. they don't have a lot of rain with this. maybe strikes of lightning out there with that, too. salt lake city to vegas. phoenix, 110. so you continue your very hot streak and excessive heat warnings in effect because at night the temperature hasn't really come down that much. even as we look at tomorrow, the same story out there. as far as the forecast goes. so not breaking too many records out west. just not getting a lot of relief. >> if you are in phoenix or las vegas you probably want to stay ooin doors to do some stuff like see movies. >>> entertainment news. lee daniels "the butler" served up history for the top spot at the weekend box office. $25 million. the drama was followed by "we're the millers" and "elysium." >>> olivia m
to vancouver, seattle, and alaska to learn about genetically modified salmon. it's so cool. these fish are just crazy. you got to take a look. this here is a gm salmon that is a year old. >> genetically modified, right. >> yes. >> this king may be facing competition from a fish created in laboratory. >> those fish are hungry. >> reporter: they're called mg, genetically modified. here in vancouver, canada, these trains have been genetically modified to become a super salmon, eating voraciously and growing by leaps and bounds. >> i was throwing feed out in the water and it was a feeding frenzy. >> they respond dramatically and show a 30-fold increase in growth relative to wild type. >> 10 to 30 times the speed of growth. >> taking science a step further, asking the food and drug administration to approve their farmed salmon for sale in the u.s. and from the looks of things it might happen. the fda has said it is safe to eat and won't hurt the environment. it was first engineered in 1989. it's an atlantic salmon modified by a combination of chnookcal monday and an ocean pout that reaches full mark
the folks behind alaska steelman and show no fear. >> if they're that crazy, they're pretty good. >>> and it's like the bigfoot of underground party tricks. >> watch out! >> the story of a crazy stunt finally caught on video. >> this is like next level crazy. >>> south africa's cougar national park, elephants are chilling out. maybe they've gotten used to seeing the cars of people coming in and taking pictures and get going, but today the elephants were just not in the mood. all of these elephants are charging a little bit towards the car. most of them stop. >> easy. easy. hey! >> oh! >> one of elephants was especially angry, charges and hits the car they're? >> you can hear how freaked out everybody is. >> hey, hey! hey! >> hey! >> hey! >> in the car is a very experienced tour guide johan lomba lombard. he's experienced. he said this was a completely unprovoked attack. he's never seen this. he's been doing this for a long time. it's the very first time ever the elephant hit his car. >> awesome to see the power. >> she might be the only one in the group, notice she's missing one of her tusks
can. >>> 11:00 is almost here it's time for last call. it's a very busy weekend in alaska. former governor palin and her husband, todd paying a surprise visit to injured warriors, attending a spectacular program. the palins surprised the troops in a remote area of alaska and my husband and i were there as well and yes there was fishing with wounded soldiers and spouses. >> how about fish have you caught? >> maybe 40. >> average. >> are you okay? >> how many fish are you going to catch? >> at least 15. >> someone told me 40. >> not me. >> how many are you going to catch? >> all of them. >> all of them? nothing of a confidence problem. >> even i caught a fish. we went hiking to see alaska's bears and after working up an appetite we had pancakes. i cooked the pancakes and they said they were great not the least bit soggy. it was a great time in the great state of alaska. you can get more information on operation heal our patriots. go to to see picture that's is our last call. thank you for being with us tonight i just put a special question on gretawire for to you answe
. and that's causing delays. the airlines affected at sfo are american, jetblue, virgin america and alaska airlines. at san jose, it's jetblue and alaska. we have calls out to oakland airport to see if airlines are affected there. we haven't received a response yet. hawaiian airline is also reporting problems tonight. right now, there's no indication when the system will be back up and running. >>> also new at 11:00, tragedy in okinawa, japan. smoke could be seen rising from the area where a u.s. military hospital crashed. the crash site is on a marine base. three men were rescued. one member of that crew is still missing tonight. no word on what caused the crash. investigators say no one on the ground was injured. >>> also at 11:00, gunfire at a council meeting in pennsylvania. tonight, three people are dead and three others are injured. this happened in ross township, about 85 miles north of philadelphia. a gunman blasted through a wall before a local official tackled him and shot the suspect with his own gun. the alleged gunman survived and is in custody tonight. investigators say he ap
. >> here are just some of the airlines affected tonight, american, alaska, jet blue and virgin america. red eye flights leaving the bay area for the east coast are all delayed. sabre tweeted that it is working to fix the problem but gave us no idea just how long it's going to take. probably should check with your airline. >>> no bart strike, but the commute was still a nightmare today because of this. a big rig carrying sushi and other food caught fire while coming off the bay bridge this morning. the lanes were closed for nine hours and 34 minutes and traffic was his or her rend us. we asked joe vasquez to find out what took so long to get it cleaned up. >> 5:45 this morning, a big rig thad just crossed the bay bridge into san francisco burst into flames. ten hours later, the heat of frustration was still boiling over as these folks at the toll plaza got out of their cars and into each other's faces. for most of the day, westbound bay bridge traffic was at a standstill, backed up for miles. >> it's crazy. >> the cops say some drivers couldn't hold it any longer and ended up using the bathr
are pouring in. 42 large fires are now raging in 11 states. from alaska down to arizona. the heat and drought, speeding the pace of this year's fire season, already one of the deadliest on record. 31 killed so far and the burning is expected to last for several more weeks. bazi kenani, abc news, denver. >> and those firefighters working so hard. our thanks to bazi tonight. >> i want to bring in ginger zee tonight who has the fire forecast. it doesn't look good? >> no, it doesn't. i want to show you exactly what's happening. the photographs is the heat and the wind, especially in those more inland states. and then in california, where you see the orange fire watches they're going to see thunderstorms. you think that sounds great. no, that creates more wind, gusts and lightning which could kick off more fires. >> and we were talking about the pictures that were coming in from the south. this is from panama city. falling in 24 hours. >> they have been soaked. it's the entire season. we'll get even more along that same stationary front. going through the weekend. here's who has to expect another
can see russia from alaska, which may indeed be true, but the products commitment of alaska to russia makes her -- gives her creative advantage on foreign policy. so this is someone who does not really make any good sense, and as a result, the way in which they have spent the money with her pac, it's demonstrating the same type of thing there is no real synergy with her ideas and how she will live out or manage the funds. >> i'm joined now by karen finney. thank you, karen, for coming. >> absolutely. >> karen, i want to focus, though, on this whole notion of her paying all the dollars, all this pac money to consultants. when she enjoys this image on the far right as this grassroots authentic anti-establishment, unscript kind of leader. what does this say? >> well, i think it's fairly consistent with what we've seen from sarah palin before. remember, a few summers ago when she took that little family vacation in an rv, who was really paying for it? where was the money really going? where was the money coming from? so we've seen this pattern of behavior before from sarah palin. and obvi
as to your thoughts on alaska air. how do they compete? >> alaska air is good, but right now is when you buy the companies that are bad going good. alaska air was going the whole time. that's why i like lc. in u.s. air ways. yes. >> my dad uses a robot for surgery made by the company intuitive surgical and i was wondering your thoughts on the upsides? >> good product, but one of my great colleagues here, herb greenberg, has thrown a red on intuitive surgical, sorry, and i am not going to touch the stock that herb greenberg thinks could be difficult. too hard for me. >> hi, jim. eli from new york. i want to get your opinion on avenir pharmaceuticals and their increasing sales. >> i've got to do work on it. i'm sorry. >> i'm natalie from new york and i'm interested in regeneral. >> it's been a great stock for the year and didn't finish well on the quarter, but that said, two drugs in the pipe that i think are gigantic and terrific. i think that stock can go up substantially for the rest of the year. >> hey, jim. i've been waiting a long time to say this. boo-yah. >> thank you. thank you very m
you, he ain't [ bleep ] around. >> i was in alaska two weeks ago. >> were you chased by a bear? >> i wasn't chased by a bear, but a bear popped out. i was in a vehicle. >> seriously. >> if i wasn't hiking, you would probably be doing the program tonight. big bear. >> they will come after you. this is the time of year they're starting to collect their food and drink and everything so they can hibernate for the winter. bears are sighted more. >> in august we had attacks in albuquerque, new mexico, in idaho, yellowstone, in cadillac, michigan. >> a 12-year-old two days ago. >> elizabeth weatherhall. another one in alaska. >> part of the problem is people are moving closer and closer. >> to the bears. >> to their domain. we're putting up houses, we're putting up golf courses. we're closer to them. they're coming closer to us just as a seasonal issue. >> all right. it's not a huge problem, but if you're out there in the west, you have to be careful. >> i was at yellowstone national park just last month. they give you a big huge brochure. stay away from the bears. 100 yards away. >> someti
and spreading flames in the other parts of the western u.s. 42 wildfires are raging in 11 states from alaska down to arizona, the heat and drought speeding the pace of this year's fire season, already one of the deadliest on record. 31 killed so far. and the burning expected to last for several more weeks. abc news, denver. >>> ginger zee is tracking the conditions as fire fighters battle those places. hey, ginger. >> hey, dan, not good. it's not going to improve all that much. i want to show, idaho and utah, we're focused on those, hot and dry through today. red flag warnings, and fire warnings for california and other states because of thunderstorms. thunderstorms sound good, but it's bittersweet. you get gusty winds, more lightning, more fires. we have to go to the other side of the country. we were talking about the flooding. panama city looked like this yesterday. 5 to 8 inches of rain, and parts of georgia, more than a foot. i want to check in on panama city this morning. an earth cam, nice shot of the beach, but you're going to see more scattered showers. not as bad as yesterday. that
in the gulf of alaska, it will start to increase the fog tonight and tomorrow and give us local drizzle by this time tomorrow, it's squashing that fog. also temperatures today will be close to yesterday's. it came down a couple of degrees. we'll see a drop, still 8 #s and 90s. it's a cooler pattern. we're sitting in the 60s, except for the north bay which is in the 50s. most areas are in the 60s. delta breeze is kicking up its heels. these are all a little stronger. the sea breeze seems to be stronger. livermore 6. we're getting into the tahoe and then it's moving up. it sends it over. they're both in sink for a cooler pattern. there will be more fog overnight into tomorrow and that will give as you trend of a cooler pattern friday into saturday. it will be warm to hot inland. we'll have the westerly breeze. it will take the edge off on some of these temperatures. 70s and 60s closer to the water where it's mild to warm and the extended outlook has the cooling pattern and that goes right into the peak weekend. >> thank you. the major european markets are down this morning. all the asian
in america where no tracking is done, but water still catches fire. this is a lake in alaska. this man lives in new york where fracking is banned, yet... and if fracking doesn't cause these problems. why the headlines about ruined wells. film maker checked out pollution claimed made by them. >> have you done independent testing? >> we did way back two years ago. >> john: he was oddly vague about the results. >> i can't remember what that shows. >> john: he says the well water was dirty and dark. when they checkedit wasn't. >> it changes from day to day. >> john: they demanded that pennsylvania environmental officials tested the water and epa did and concluded the water was fine and reported that good news them. listen to his reaction. >> i'm sick and tired of this. what happened. >> we tested your water and at this point in time we found no contaminants in it. >> john: even epa director says. >> in no cases we determined that the fracking process have caed chemicals to end groundwater. >> there is risk. the protestors say instead of track america should just use less energy and invest in alt
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